Management Issues for Women with Epilepsy--Focus on Pregnancy: Teratogenesis and Perinatal Outcomes

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Publication Month/Year

April 27, 2009

Last Updated Month/Year

May 10, 2023

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Document Objectives

To reassess the evidence for management issues related to the care of women with epilepsy (WWE) during pregnancy.

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospital, Outpatient, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, occupational therapist, physician, physician assistant



Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D004827 - Epilepsy, D018743 - Perinatal Care, D064793 - Teratogenesis


antiepileptic drug, women with epilepsy, Teratogenesis, perinatal outcomes

Source Citation

Practice Parameter update: Management issues for women with epilepsy—Focus on pregnancy (an evidence-based review): Teratogenesis and perinatal outcomes. Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee and Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society. C. L. Harden, K. J. Meador, P. B. Pennell, W. A. Hauser, G. S. Gronseth, J. A. French, S. Wiebe, D. Thurman, B. S. Koppel, P. W. Kaplan, J. N. Robinson, J. Hopp, T. Y. Ting, B. Gidal, C. A. Hovinga, A. N. Wilner, B. Vazquez, L. Holmes, A. Krumholz, R. Finnell, D. Hirtz, C. Le Guen. Neurology Jul 2009, 73 (2) 133-141; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181a6b312

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Literature Search Start Date
January 1, 1985
Literature Search End Date
June 1, 2007